This blog post is dedicated to my Rock loving family..wish I could have brought a few of these home to you…but..hope you are happy with just photos…
Mosaic is a Gorgeous canyon not to far from Stovepipe Wells.
“The most common rock formation in the canyon is the Noonday Dolomite. This limestone is rich in magnesium and formed 750 to 900 million years ago when the area was part of the Pacific Ocean. This sedimentary material was later buried to great depths by younger materials and was subjected to pressures and temperatures exceeding 1000 degrees Fahrenheit. As a result, much of the limestone was altered, or metamorphosed, into marble. Subsequent uplift and erosion have since re-exposed these metamorphic rocks.”
to this dry ..hot climate
Playing …Sliding on the slippery marble surface…
So we left …jumping for joy…